Overdrive’s Christmas songs, No. 10

| December 11, 2013

Overdrive top christmas songs editAll the Whos in Whoville got quite an awakening in 1957, date of release of the Dr. Suess children’s book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” made into a classic TV special during the next decade. It’s from that special that comes No. 10 on readers’ list of top Christmas songs — less a Christmas song, perhaps, than an anti-song about the ultimate of holiday-cheer saboteurs. 


Overdrive's top Christmas songs, counting down: No. 11

Overdrive’s top Christmas songs, counting down: No. 11

No. 11 is the "Carol of the Bells" traditional song -- hear the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's modern version here. We'll be counting down to No. 1 ...

On the other hand, no doubt many of you will remember how the book and movie turn out — the Grinch sees the error of his curmudgeonly ways, delivering all the Whos’ purloined gifts, decorations and all else back to them, his little cold heart growing in the process.

Here’s No. 10 — “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch,” written for the 1966 TV special by Albert Hague and performed by Thurl Ravenscroft. 

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No. 9: “Jingle Bell Rock,” recorded in 1957 by Bobby Helms.  

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